Unless you live in a sterile chamber, dust is a daily issue. On top of making your home look dirty, there are other reasons to want to live in a dust-free house. For example, dust carries allergens and germs, bringing health problems for your family—especially kids.
The good news is that you can reduce the amount of dust and keep your house spotless and risk-free. Check these tips to find out how to prevent dust in your home.
Why is dust everywhere?
There’s a popular belief that dust is mostly made of dead skin cells. While it is true that dust contains dead skin, dead bug bits, soil, clothing fibers, pollen, and microplastics compose a great part of it. Basically, anything broken tiny enough becomes part of the dust.
As the dust travels through the air, it builds up charge, settling in opposite-charged surfaces quickly. Because of that, dust becomes a common sight in every room of your house.
How to get rid of dust
A realistic take is to accept dust will always be there. You can’t keep your house squeaky clean forever, but you can lengthen the time dust takes to return. Check out these tips to keep dust at bay!
Keep the dust outside
Most of the dust in your house comes from outside, so it’s only wise to take action and stop it from entering.
- Get a doormat: Shoes are the piece of clothing that gathers dust the most as they’re in constant contact with the floor. Rubbing your shoes on a doormat before entering your house will trap a considerable amount of dust.
- “No shoes” rule: A great complement to the previous tip. The doormat can trap dust but not all of it. So, try leaving your shoes at the entrance, and get some slippers or indoor shoes to reduce dust entering your home.
- Close doors and windows: Dust can enter your house in other ways besides your shoes. So, keep your windows and doors closed as long as you can. If you really need it, leave only one window open.
Get rid of indoor dust
Great! You’ve cut off the main pathways for the dust to enter your home. However, dust can still build up inside the house. Luckily, there are ways to reduce indoor dust, too.
- Decluttering: Piled-up objects create the perfect environment for the dust to accumulate. Dust settles on knick-knacks and is harder to clean. So, organize your stuff and dust every object as you go!
- Regular vacuuming: Even if you dust your house daily, the dust will only get swished around and end up settling elsewhere. Vacuuming twice a week will trap the dust once and for all.
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